Month: August 2008

Water Rocket Competition

3,2,1…Blast off!!! 25th & 26th August 2008 – The National water rocket competition was held in Universiti Malaya’s Varsiti field. 30 teams from secondary schools across the country qualified for the finals. This was its 6th annual event organized by ANGKASA, Ministry of Education and Universiti Malaya. The programme ran from 9am to 4pm and was opened to the general public. Parachute category The competition was divided into two categories; target and parachute. For the …

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National Library Talk

On stage with my presentation Thursday 21st August 2008 – It was a wet morning with an early downpour in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I drove bumper to bumper to our National Library on Jalan Tun Razak. Students from SMK Bandar Baru Sentul, SMK Jalan Padang Tembak and SMK Wangsa Maju Seksyen 2 were already seated in the auditorium. The students have attended 3 days of a Cyber Camp sponsored by ExxonMobil. This morning …

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Grand Finale

Devina David in SM Majakir, Papar, Sabah Sunday 17th August 2008 – We travelled south early in the morning to Papar about 50 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu. Our destination was Sekolah Menengah Majakir, Papar, Sabah. Students from 15 schools within the vicinity were gathered in the school hall. We were welcomed by students bearing ‘bunga mangga’ and ushered us to the hall. We were followed in by a group of boys beating the kompangs. …

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Super Day!

Waiting in the School Hall SM Sains , Kota Kinabalu Saturday 16th August 2008 – We started our day at Sekolah Menengah Sains, Kota Kinabalu. Our entourage was greeted by the sound of kompangs beating away. We were lead to the main hall where 15 schools have gathered to witness the event. Soon after the welcoming speeches, Dr. Ahsan stepped up on stage and delivered a presentation about the Angkasawan selection process before introducing Dr. …

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All About the Space Programme

(From Left: Mohammed Faiz, Mohammad Redzuan, Dr. Mohamed Ahsan, Noor Shahlawati, Zulhibabulah) Friday 15th August 2008 – Day 2 of the MISTI exhibition and our booth was in operation from 10am to 5:30pm. We started out slow but the crowd began to pick up in the afternoon. The five of us were on duty in the morning (As pictured above). Later on in the afternoon Devina and Yusfi joined in to mend our booth. They …

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Opening Day

Thursday 14th August 2008 – This morning Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr. Maximus Ongkili officially launched MISTI MOSTI (Minggu Sains, Teknologi & Inovasi Peringkat Sabah) at the newly opened 1Borneo HyperMall, Kota Kinabalu’s version of KL’s Midvalley Mall. The event showcased divisions and agencies under MOSTI from Sea to Space and ICT divisions, MIMOS to Technology Park and not forgetting ANGKASA, Malaysia’s National Space Agency. ANGKASA had set up a terrific exhibition booth …

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A Day of Space Talks

Wednesday 13th August 2008 – Knowing we had a full day ahead, we left Imperial Hotel early in the morning for our first venue SM Lok Yuk, Likas. We were greeted by the sound of drums and roaring school children. Just another day in the park for Faiz Khaleed as he engaged the crowd and gave a presentation about the Angkasawan Programme. The crowd consist of students from 16 different schools within the vicinity and …

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Science, Technology & Innovation Week (Sabah)

(Dr Mohamed Ahsan, Dr. Faiz Khaleed, Mohd Yusfi and Mohammed Faiz with Dancers) Tuesday, 12th August 2008- We departed Kuala Lumpur this morning for Kota Kinabalu for a week long event organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). The event dubbed MISTI (Minggu Sains. Teknologi & Inovasi Peringkat Sabah) will officially kick off on Thursday 14th August 2008. I travelled with a group of MOSTI’s staff together with Mej. (Dr.) Faiz Khaleed. …

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